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    Hello, It's difficult to tell from the picture...

    Hello,
    It's difficult to tell from the picture because of lack of corallite detail but if I were to guess it's from the Family Faviidae, Genus Echinopora, and perhaps the Forskaliana species.
    ...
  2. Thread: 2 much flow?!

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    Hello, If crabs and snails are in the same area...

    Hello,
    If crabs and snails are in the same area then you can be sure there is not too much flow for SPS corals. Acropora sp. on average tend to tolerate high flow very well and will take on a more...
  3. Thread: Acro Behavior?

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    Hello, Corals extend their polyps mostly at...

    Hello,
    Corals extend their polyps mostly at night in the wild to prevent being eaten in combination with the greatest plankton concentration being available during darkness (for the same reason)....
  4. Thread: Stylo Removal?

    by kevinpo
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    Hello, If you have a pair of needle nose pliers...

    Hello,
    If you have a pair of needle nose pliers you can grab it just above the base and rotate your wrist slightly. It should break off where the pliers tip contacts the coral.

    Cheers,
    Kevin
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    Hello, Some of the byproducts of the biological...

    Hello,
    Some of the byproducts of the biological processes occurring in your tank are tannins which yellow the water and reduce light transmission. An interesting demonstration I used to perform is...
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    Hello, A photograph would be very helpful. When...

    Hello,
    A photograph would be very helpful. When SPS corals are stressed they can expel their Zooxanthellae. This can be caused by high water temperature (above 85F), mineral content, PH, salinity,...
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    Hello, I would recommend trimming the Birdsnest...

    Hello,
    I would recommend trimming the Birdsnest back a bit. It is a very hard coral so it is best to use some stainless cutters and instead of trying to cut through the coral grab it (the branch you...
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    Hello, Your Montipora corals will do quite well...

    Hello,
    Your Montipora corals will do quite well under lower light conditions. I used to keep mine at the bottom of a 30" deep tank. FWIW I was using over driven 400W halides on that tank.

    Cheers,...
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    Hello, They look OK to me. SPS corals get very...

    Hello,
    They look OK to me. SPS corals get very light or bleach white on the surfaces closest to the light source when they receive too much/intense light.

    Regards,
    Kevin
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    Hello, Here's the quickest way to spread...

    Hello,
    Here's the quickest way to spread coralline algae. You will need to buy/borrow a rock with a few square inches of algae already on it. Then get a sponge (very well rinsed) with a scratch pad...
  11. Thread: ID please

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    Hello, It is difficult to tell from the pictures...

    Hello,
    It is difficult to tell from the pictures but I would say you are correct. Valonia is the name for the type of algae called bubble algae. Do a search and you will find many pictures of it to...
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    Aquatic Dreams Sold

    Aquatic Dreams is under new ownership with a new name "Aquatic Dreams and Beyond". Matt and Shadoe are the new owners.

    Thank you to all our wonderful friends and customers who have supported us...
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    Hello, IO is short for Instant Ocean brand of...

    Hello,
    IO is short for Instant Ocean brand of salt mix.

    Regards,
    Kevin
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    Livestock 3-11-15

    ORA
    Black Ocellaris Clownfish (Misbar) Sale! $29.99
    Neon Goby $14.99
    Yellowline Goby $19.99

    Coral Beauty Angel Fiji $29.99
    Starry Blenny $19.99
    Raccoon Butterfly $32.99
    Copperband Butterfly...
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    Livestock 2/17/2015

    ORA
    Black Ocellaris Clownfish (Misbar) Sale! $29.99
    Neon Goby $14.99
    Yellowline Goby $19.99

    Coral Beauty Angel $29.99
    Yellow Angel $24.99
    Royal Gramma Basslet $24.99
    Two Spot Bimaculatus...
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    Livestock 1/28/2015

    ORA
    Black Ocellaris Clownfish (Misbar) Sale! $29.99
    Percula Clownfish (Misbar) $21.99
    Neon Goby $14.99
    Yellowline Goby $19.99

    Royal Gramma Basslet $17.99
    Two Spot Bimaculatus Blenny $19.99...
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    Livestock 1/6/2015

    ORA
    Snowflake Clownfish Sale! $39.99
    Black Ocellaris Clownfish (Misbar) Sale! $29.99
    Percula Clownfish (Misbar) $21.99
    Neon Goby $14.99
    Yellowline Goby $19.99

    Coral Beauty Angel $29.99...
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    Hello, It appears the inner envelope has...

    Hello,
    It appears the inner envelope has ruptured. The bulb is not useable. I have not seen that happen from a bad capacitor (I'm not saying it's impossible just I have never seen it). I would...
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    Hi Jesse, Radium bulbs should run on HQI type...

    Hi Jesse,
    Radium bulbs should run on HQI type ballasts (M80) and pulse start (M138) for the 250w. They will appear much more blue using the M138. It is actually a 270W bulb. Bulb mfgs change bulb...
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    Hello, Are these mogul mount type or double...

    Hello,
    Are these mogul mount type or double ended bulbs? Are they also Radium brand?

    Regards,
    Kevin
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    Hello, Most fish can see colors very well except...

    Hello,
    Most fish can see colors very well except the red part of the spectrum. Multiple gobies and shrimp will often exist together even in close proximity. I've seen different species shrimp gobies...
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    Livestock 11/10/14

    Black Clown Goby $9.99
    Desjardinii Tang $59.99
    Yellow Tang $39.99
    Blue Throat Trigger Male $79.99
    Yellow Chrysus $24.99
    Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse $29.99
    Yellow Leather Coral $49.99
    Galaxy...
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    Hello, I don't think it looks like it's on the...

    Hello,
    I don't think it looks like it's on the verge of dieing from your picture. Perhaps it's time to try a little more light intensity.

    Regards,
    Kevin
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    Livestock 9/9/2014

    ORA
    Gold Maxima Clam $39.99

    Bicolor Angel $29.99
    Lyretail Anthias Male Fiji $29.99
    Royal Gramma Basslet $17.99
    Tail-Spot Blenny $21.99
    Starry Blenny $19.99
    Copperband Butterfly $34.99...
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    Hello, Four weeks is plenty of time to have...

    Hello,
    Four weeks is plenty of time to have changed color. Changes in color for Seriatopora sp. due to lighting variation will generally occur in 7-10 days.

    Cheers,
    Kevin
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    How long has it been under the new lighting? ...

    How long has it been under the new lighting?

    Regards,
    Kevin
  27. Hello, Although there are a few red SPS (Red...

    Hello,
    Although there are a few red SPS (Red Planet, A. cytherea) I don't know of any that fluoresce.

    Regards,
    Kevin
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    Livestock List 4/29/14

    ORA
    Gold Maxima Clam $39.99

    Longspine Cardinal $19.99
    Azure Damsel $6.99
    Brain Coral Red w/Green Mouth. $62
    Horn Coral Hydnophora $49.99
    Yellow Cup Coral $69.99
    Arrow Crab $12.99
    Blue/Green...
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    Hello, Sudden swings in alkalinity often cause...

    Hello,
    Sudden swings in alkalinity often cause bleaching in Acropora corals.

    Regards,
    Kevin
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    That Torch coral (Euphyllia glabrescens) looks...

    That Torch coral (Euphyllia glabrescens) looks awesome!

    Cheers,
    Kevin
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    SPS Coral Macro Pictures

    Let's see some of your macro shots. I know some of you have some nice corals and cameras. I just used my phone camera for these yesterday. It's a Galaxy 3s set on macro.

    Cheers,
    Kevin...
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    Livestock List 3/25/14

    ORA
    Yellow Watchman Goby $19.99
    Derasa Clam $49.99
    Gold Maxima Clam $39.99
    Yellow Stripe Blenny $14.99

    Arrow Crab $12.99
    Lamarck Angel Female $39.99
    Bicolor Angel Fiji $29.99
    Squareback...
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    Hello, There are no soft and squishy SPS corals...

    Hello,
    There are no soft and squishy SPS corals :) SPS stands for small polyp stony corals. Corals without a hard stony skeleton are generally referred to as soft corals in this hobby.

    Leather...
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    Hello, It makes little difference as they grow...

    Hello,
    It makes little difference as they grow so quickly. Both parts will grow just fine without an advantage either way.

    Cheers,
    Kevin
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    Hello, Under good conditions you can expect...

    Hello,
    Under good conditions you can expect about 1/2" a month new growth.

    Regards,
    Kevin
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    Hello, The coral is Hydnophora most likely...

    Hello,
    The coral is Hydnophora most likely rigida species. Dripping of tissue is a reproductive strategy used by some stony corals.

    Cheers,
    Kevin
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    We are in the factory outlet mall located in Post...

    We are in the factory outlet mall located in Post Falls. Take the Pleasant View exit 2 miles east of the Idaho/Washington border. Turn right at the bottom of the ramp then right again onto Riverbend....
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    New Shipment Livestock List 1/21/14

    Flame Angel $49.99
    Lemon Peel Angel $29.99
    Lyretail Anthias Female: Fiji $21.99
    Lyretail Anthias Male: Fiji $29.99
    Lawnmower Blenny $19.99
    Two Spot Bimaculatus Blenny $14.99
    Dot Dash Butterfly...
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    Hello, A picture of the corals would be helpful....

    Hello,
    A picture of the corals would be helpful. I think an additional light on the refugium would help too. For around $25 you could mount a clip-on light/reflector with a spiral compact florescent...
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    Hello, Nitrate control is a fairly simple...

    Hello,
    Nitrate control is a fairly simple process. Elevated nitrates are a result of adding more food or nitrates than are being exported. In mature tanks this can only come from food or the water...
  41. I mix the kalk to a honey consistency and apply...

    I mix the kalk to a honey consistency and apply it with an old test kit syringe. Just lay a bead along the edge where you want the coral to die off. It will harden quickly. Make sure you don't have...
  42. Hello, I keep mine isolated on the sand for that...

    Hello,
    I keep mine isolated on the sand for that very reason. Kalk paste will kill it but it will grow back unless you move the parent rock it is on away from your live rock.

    Cheers,
    Kevin
  43. Thread: Galaxy ?

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    Hello, The genus Galaxea have some of the most...

    Hello,
    The genus Galaxea have some of the most powerful stinging sweeper tentacles of any coral and will kill almost all corals they touch. Their reach is up to 12" and they could easily kill a...
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    Hello, Algae is a sign of elevated nutrient...

    Hello,
    Algae is a sign of elevated nutrient levels. One way to reduce nutrient levels is by performing a 15-25% or so water change every 2-4 weeks. If you are using mineral free water IE distilled...
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    Hello, For small polyp stony species it makes...

    Hello,
    For small polyp stony species it makes little difference regarding mounting orientation over time. Some of the heavier branched corals develop a more secure base when glued sideways. The ends...
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    Livestock 1/10/14

    ORA
    Yellow Assessor $49.99

    Flame Angel $49.99
    Majestic/Blue Girdled Angel Juvenile $79.99
    Orange Lined Cardinal $15.99
    Banggai Cardinal $16.99
    Spotted Mandarin Dragonet $19.99
    Pink Spotted...
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    That's a cool coral. Glad it worked well for you....

    That's a cool coral. Glad it worked well for you.

    Regards,
    Kevin
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    I recommend clipping the ends with algae off....

    I recommend clipping the ends with algae off. They most likely got burned before acclimating to your tank. They will heal more quickly if trimmed. Once they heal feel free to move the coral to a...
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    Is that cabinet cool or what! That's going to be...

    Is that cabinet cool or what! That's going to be an awesome tank.

    Regards,
    Kevin
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    Nice shot! He's a beauty. Regards, Kevin

    Nice shot! He's a beauty.

    Regards,
    Kevin
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